In 2018, a California Assembly bill 2943 was proposed before state legislators. The bill
would have declared all forms of sexual orientation change efforts, or "conversion therapy" to be a form of "fraudulent business practice" if performed for a fee. AB 2943 declares “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” is consumer fraud. The bill was so broad that it had the potential to ban books, printed materials, and advertisements that promoted information that a person facing unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion can change. If the church neglects our duty and abandons the political arena, this will happen in every state and nation.
I expect that to ultimately happen as we prepare for The Great Tribulation. The question is, will it happen now, or will an active and praying church be granted a Reprieve (our 4th “R”) and hold it back for one more season of sowing and reaping?
I believe we will!
Our mandate for revival has 4 “R’s”. Our second “R” is this:
Rebuild the wall (Nehemiah)
- Unite the church
- Prepare them for battle
That’s why Mission Syracuse is calling believers to the wall as Nehemiah did to the remnant in his day. Same scenario. Same script. Same solution. Please join us!
7. For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he (the church) who now (holds back) will (hold back), until he (we) be taken out of the way. 8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. 9. Even him , whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10